U.S. Department of Energy - Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy

Vehicle Technologies Office – Advanced Vehicle Testing Activity

Micro Hybrid Vehicles

Micro Hybrid Vehicles allow the internal combustion engine to shut down when the vehicle stops in traffic, and restart quickly to launch the vehicle. Fuel is conserved by reducing the time spent idling. Various technologies including starters, alternators, batteries, and direct injection may be used with enhanced control strategies to enable the engine stop and restart. These vehicles are not considered hybrid electric vehicles, because electrical energy is not used to propel the vehicle.

Vehicle Testing Reports

2010 Mazda3 Hatchback

MAZDA3 HATCHBACK (2010)

2010 Smart Fortwo Vehicle

SMART FORTWO (2010)

2010 Volkswagen Golf Diesel

VOLKSWAGEN GOLF DIESEL (2010)

Other Information or Reports